Honeywell Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Pros
  • I refuse to use the term "work-life balance" (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 56 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management is disconnected from employees (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Zero Quality of life - process stuck in the 80s at best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Name recognition is still decent. A good place to spend a couple of years if you need experience. Don't worry, they'll lay you off soon enough. Every job will eventually be outsourced to India or China.

    Cons

    Zero quality of life. 80 hours a week is not even close to enough. Management completely out of touch with reality. Classic "Emperor an his new clothes" situation in every business. Clinging to systems that have been outdated since the 80s. Forcing every employee to learn outdated methods of six-sigma methodologies is an example of a typically costly and wasteful process with zero benefit due to the way it's implemented. BUT, no one is willing to tell the "emperor" he is naked. The company is run by three things...FEAR, FEAR, FEAR. It comes straight from the top. Listen to the CEO when on Mad Money..."We are so afraid of failure..." This is no way to run a company that wants to be an innovator.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fear and start taking intelligent risks. Treat employees like humans and care a little bit about them...just a little.


  2. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Large company with name brand recognition.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. No company stock plan. Tend to focus only on the bottom line and treat employees as expendable. Often penny-wise, but pound foolish.

    Advice to Management

    Too many Directors in middle management. Matrix organization creates confusion and delay in decision-making. Organization portrays an open, healthy environment, but it does not practice it in reality.


  3. Longtime Honeywell Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunately I have no Pros for this company...

    Cons

    Benefits are basically nonexistent.. Worst insurance I've EVER seen. No chance for advancement even if you have a degree.. They have it written that their internal talent is their most valuable resource, but that is a lie....Absolutely NO diversity at site levels !! Good ole boy system is alive and well.. The harder you work the more they give you with no reward.

    Advice to Management

    Give minorities (women and other cultures) a chance. Give people who work hard, opportunities to move laterally or up in the company. In other words be FAIR!!!


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  5. Run away and don't look back!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people. Great engineers and maintenance people. I learned a lot about process analysis and problem solving.

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible now, cost cutting always comes at the employees expense. Upper management has ridiculous expectations. Management in my facility had the most turn over I've ever seen at any job. No work/life balance. I hated being micro-managed from some upper management that was 2000 miles away and understood the process only on paper and none of them have a clue as to what's really going on. I met some of the dumbest people with degrees that I wouldn't trust to make me a big mac correctly. Lazy employees get rewarded, hard working employees are expected to pick up their slack with no reward. Worst "raises" I've ever seen.

    Advice to Management

    Hold all employees accountable for their work! To HR, you keep confusing education with intelligence. Treat your employees with respect and listen to what they have to say, they know their job a lot better than you do. Up your pay scale and pay people what they're worth. Stop taking money out of employees pockets. And the biggest thing I can say, STOP TELLING THE EMPLOYEES THAT THEYHAVE TO KEEP THE STOCK HOLDERS HAPPY!!! THE EMPLOYEES ARE STOCK HOLDERS TOO!!! Stop burning out your people.


  6. Accounting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Hard to answer that one. Some nice people, but no direction. Didn't understand government services market.

    Cons

    Big company, no interest in employees or their ideas. Extremely burecratic. Should have stayed in the hardware business. Don't understand the government services marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    You need to seriously consider selling HTSI. Terrible place to work.


  7. CnC Operators

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    Former Contractor - CNC Trainee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Contractor - CNC Trainee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, cannot think of one positive thing to say and I managed staffs for 27 years.

    Cons

    If you enjoy going to work and not being spoken to for the full shift,watching operators texting or listening to music, playing on the internet then this is the job for you. The atmosphere borders on HOSTILE!!!!

    Advice to Management

    QUIT HIRING TEMPS WITH THE PROMISE OF FULL TERM EMPLOYMENT, TREAT THEM AS ASSETS AND NOT DISPOSABLE GARBAGE.


  8. Get ready to throw work-life balance out the window!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    Large company that offers many resources such as training, employee discounts, job movements.

    Cons

    I worked for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, a business unit of Honeywell International and it was the most chaotic and stressful environment I've ever experienced. The business unit comprises of multiple smaller companies that were acquired by Honeywell, and wow is there drama and turmoil. While Honeywell's bottom line looks great due to all the companies they're buying up and people think they are a great company to work for, it's not that way on the inside. There's constant attrition, changes, lack of trust and resentment from the many different groups and companies. It's not uncommon for an employee to just walk off the job or not return to work the next day - even managers, directors, and new hires. The worst thing is there is NO work-life balance. The company sets unrealistic expectations for their employees and the heavy workload is impossible to manage within a normal 40 hour work week. The norm is 60+ hours if you expect to stay above water.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like human beings and not commodities that you can acquire and dispose of at your benefit.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Senior PP&C Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to meet great people

    Cons

    No work life balance, management is not supportive, no tools or training to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Provide tools to your team so they can succeed


  10. Helpful (2)

    Barely more than the legal minimum for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, flexible hours as-needed, different schedules: Summer hours enabling 1/2 day Fridays, 9/80 where ever other Friday is off, or 100% remote work. Able to work a straight 40 hours. Decent return on 401(k)

    Cons

    Catastrophic Health Insurance for barely less than you can purchase on your own. However, company claims it pays just as much as employee. HR department limits pay for internal promotions versus outside direct hires. Officially, only 30 minute, unpaid lunch breaks. 9-block ratings with little transparency. HR hides data about position pay ranges from employees. Honeywell rebrands industry terminology into internal lingo as if they created it themselves. Standards not communicated, and many one-offs allowed to operate. Continually cutting back on company match to 401(k)

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, and push back against corporate greed striping employees of long standing good benefits. When profits soar, and cuts continue, it is no wonder many have one foot out the door.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Analyst PP&C

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst PP&C in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst PP&C in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on job duties there is potential for flexible work from home/ work life balance options.

    Cons

    Cutthroat office politics. Horrible management practices. Too many poor managers & management solidarity. Extremely limited advancement opportunity. Zero top down leadership. No recourse for issues, per HR "It all depends on your manager."

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to; 1) cease operating as though they are beyond reproach. 2) stop playing god with employees careers/lives. 3) end rampant favoritism 4) eliminate petty politics



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